We have tar balls and RPMs available on our private FTP site, python.beopen.com. If you have a chance to test these on your platform in the next couple of hours, feedback would be appreciated. We've tested on FreeBSD and RH and Mandrake Linux.
What we're most interested in hearing about is whether it builds cleanly and runs the regression test.
The actual release will occur later today from pythonlabs.com.